On music, culture, vocabulary, and vlogging
Quite a few of you have raised the question of vocabulary: should we really have stuck to using the term “bluegrass” when referring to a whole host of rural American musical genres, while having the audacity not to mention a single bluegrass band per se?
We definitely didn’t think as hard as we should have about what to call the many different kinds of musics. As we mentioned in the episode extras post, we used “bluegrass” as an umbrella term — but perhaps we should have used “Americana,” or another term that indicated style and flavor more than genre. If you have an idea, let us know!
We’re fans, not experts, and we’re excited to learn from our audience.